Getting a UK IP address in the US

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RedStar001

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Hello! Quite recently my IP address is being recognized as coming from the UK, leaving me unable to access region locked content on some websites.

I live in the US (New York) and my ISP is Time Warner. I've done reset my router, done the IPConfig release/renew deal, but everytime I see to get a UK based IP address.

Even when I go to google.com, it bumps me right over to google.co.uk.

What would cause this to happen? Did Time Warner outsource their IP distribution? I'm rather confused.
 

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It doesn't give a region. When I go to google maps, it automaticly centers me on Edinburgh, England.

When I go to the geotrace website, it does show me in NY.

When I go to http://adultswim.com (Cartoon Network website despite the title) and try to watch full episodes of shows, such as Family Guy or Venture Bros, I get a warning message saying the shows aren't licenced for viewing outside of the US. That's when I noticed google.com had started knocking me to google.co.uk.
 

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Hello! Quite recently my IP address is being recognized as coming from the UK, leaving me unable to access region locked content on some websites.

I live in the US (New York) and my ISP is Time Warner. I've done reset my router, done the IPConfig release/renew deal, but everytime I see to get a UK based IP address.

Even when I go to google.com, it bumps me right over to google.co.uk.

What would cause this to happen? Did Time Warner outsource their IP distribution? I'm rather confused.
Contact Time Warner. See if they can figure out why you are showing as the UK, not US.

As to the google thing, only logical explaination that I can think of is that you have some sort of malware, in which case you should go to our Security section.

Last thing, when you did the release/renew, was that on the router or pc?
 
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